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814 Ratings

Buena Vista Social Club

Directed by Wim Wenders
United States, 1999
Documentary, Musical


Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro’s takeover are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who traveled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and a resurrection of their careers.

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Buena Vista Social Club Directed by Wim Wenders

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival


Academy Awards

2000 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

National Board of Review

1999 | Winner: Best Documentary

San Francisco International Film Festival


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